One dead in US campus shooting

One dead and another wounded in campus shooting in North Carolina

Photo by: Facebook
Photo by: Facebook

One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at Winston-Salem State University campus in North Carolina, USA at 1:20 am local time (05:20 GMT) on Sunday.

Although police haven’t identified the suspect, they do have a person of interest, Jarrett Jerome Moore, 21-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The murdered victim was identified as Anthony White Jr., a 19-year-old second-year student from Charlotte according to campus and Winston-Salem police.

The second student who was shot has not been identified, however, he was released from the hospital later on Sunday.

“Anyone with information on the shooting is advised to contact Campus Police,” the school said on its Facebook page.

The campus was locked-down for three hours following the incident and the campus community was advised to “stay away from the restricted areas on campus,” after the lockdown had been lifted.

Founded in 1892, Winston-Salem State prides itself as being the first historically black colleges offering elementary education teaching degrees in 1925. The university was celebrating its homecoming weekend, in which they celebrate a home football game and students and alumni gather together. 

The US has been facing deadly campus shootings recently. On October 1, nine people were killed in Oregon; one person was shot in Texas and another was killed in Arizona on October 9; one person was murdered in Tennessee on October 22.

TRTWorld and agencies